In this YouTube episode, we show you which are the must-try Italian restaurants in NYC! So, lets do it how Italians say: “Mangia Che Te Fa Bene!”
“Mangia Che Te Fa Bene!” or… “Eat, that it’s good for you!”…as Italian love to say before starting a delicious meal!
And welcome to our last food episode of the Season! I invited, of course, my dear friend Jared Zuckerman, one of NYC’s top food and travel influencers that tirelessly explored with me the local NYC food scene! We had a fantastic time uncovering some of the top food spots in town, like the best desserts, cocktail spots and vegan restaurants for meat eaters!
So, to finish in grand style and because of our Italian roots, we selected 3 Italian spots to share with you!
To start, we headed towards one of Joe’s Pizza spots, where his pizza is loved not only by all locals, but also countless celebrities. Then, we went to Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s – the 1st spot serving only gnocchis . Last, but certainly not least, the relatively new Scriptum Brooklyn, serving food by passionate Italians in a pretty cool place!
And, before we start showing you all these Italian gems, be sure to subscribe to our channel, like the video and help spread the love for our beautiful New York City!
Joe’s Pizza is one of the most famous pizza spots in town, loved by locals and countless celebrities. The business was born in the Greenwich Village in 1975, and today has 4 locations, so it’s easy to find one close to you…
Today Joe is 75 years old and is still running the business! It’s certainly a place with no b*llshit, plus it’s not fancy, not uptight…just right, for the perfect slice of pizza.
Do you know which celebrities you can bump into?
Lucy Liu, Bradley Cooper, Lenny Kravitz, Leo de Caprio, Selena Gomez, Kevin Bacon, Steven Tyler, Trey Burke basketball player from the NY Knicks, and even the Kardashians loooove it!
This time, I ordered a slice of the spinach and ricotta pizza, while Jared got a traditional peperoni slice!
So, let’s go to our next spot: Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s!
Hours: Check website for different hours.
7 Carmine Street, Greenwich Village (The original spot!)
150 East 14th Street, Midtown
1435 Broadway, Midtown
216 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s
Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s is the 1st gnocchi only spot in the city and is relatively new too!
The Luzzo family is known for being in the restaurant business for years and years and having truly authentic Italian food!
So, what to expect? Delicious, home made gnocchis perfect to pair with your favorite wine!
“Having already mastered the fine art of the perfect pizza dough the next logical step for Executive Chef Michele Iuliano was to master the art of perfect gnocchi. Every style of gnocchi served at Gnoccheria is inspired by Chef Michele’s upbringing and home cooking, and is freshly made by hand every day. From the spinach gnocchi to the amazing stuffed gnocchi all of the dishes are prepared with tremendous variety, taste, and love.”
I had their signature dish: Tris Signature Dish (for 2), made with the classic potato gnocchi and 3 different sauces – pesto genovese, quattro formaggi and sorentina. No joke, I think this one of the best gnocchis in my life. Super light, incredibly fresh, the 3 sauces are extremely tasty and well balanced!
Jared had a green ravioli pasta with tomato sauce, spinach, filled with fresh burrata! He loved it too and said that the burrata, that usually is a bit on the saltier side, was just perfect. In addition, the spinach was amazing!
And of course, we paired it with a red wine. Their wine list is truly impressive and you can see all their tables decorating the restaurant’s walls. Very unique cellar!
I can’t wait to go back there! Really! It’s truly one of my favorite Italian Restaurants in NYC!
Monday – Friday: 5pm – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 11pm
Location: 234 East 4th Street
Just a few days before posting our video, we were told that the restaurant unfortunately had permanently closed down on November 17th.
Their food was truly amazing, the decoration of the place was fantastic and super cozy, the service and staff were all very nice and attentive…
We wish the entire team the best and that they hopefully decide to reopen at another location to make all our Italian cravings go away!
And, it’s a wrap! We hope you really enjoyed these fantastic places. And if you did, like our video and subscribe to our channel!
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Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!